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While DC comics might be flagging a little behind Marvel in the comic book adaptation stakes, DC do have one trick under their superhero outfits.
No, it's not Batman or Superman, but villain Harley Quinn, who was brought to life for the big screen by Margot Robbie in last year's Suicide Squad film.
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Originally introduced into the DC world not in a comic book but for 1992's Batman: The Animated Series, the character is getting her own animated TV show.
The show is going to be called Harley Quinn - funny, that - and will be a half-hour adult animated action-comedy series. Set to air on DC's forthcoming streaming service, the show has already had a first season order of 26 episodes.
Harley Quinn is the third project that has been ordered for DC's streaming service, following in the footsteps of Young Justice and Titans.
For those fans of Margot Robbie who are sad that she won't be playing the live action version of the character in the series, all is not lost. There's speculation that she'll be approached to play the voice of her animated counterpart.
By all accounts the series will focus on Harley Quinn after she and the Joker have broken up and her character is making a bid to be the "criminal Queenpin of Gotham City."
That means she'll likely have run-ins with the numerous characters that inhabit the DC universe, although The Joker isn't going to be in the mix - not immediately, at any rate.
The new show is being written and executive produced by Justin Halpern, Patrick Schumacker and Dean Lorey, three figures who already have significant ties with DC.
The trio were executive producers of the NBC comedy Powerless, a short-lived comedy set in the same world and centred around Emily Locke, an employee at Wayne Enterprises.
Hopefully Harley Quinn won't be cut short in the same way, although the fact it will be on DC's own streaming service - not to mention Harley Quinn's incredible popularity as a character - should see that that doesn't happen quite so easily.
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